We have forty-four defenses for him,
but he has forty-five ways to score.
~Al Attles (on Nate Archibald)
NBA player and Golden State Warriors coach,
including the 1975 NBA championship. Attles's number 16
is retired by the Warriors.
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert explodes up the middle for a 44-yard touchdown to tie the game with 1:42 left in the fourth quarter and keeping the team's chances alive. The 49ers would win in overtime, capitalizing on a missed Chicago Bears field goal that would have ended the game as time expired in regulation play.
49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith approaches the 20-yard line on his way to scoring the winning touchdown, sending the Chicago Bears to a 26-20 overtime defeat on Sunday. Smith was on the receiving end of a 71-yard pass play from quarterback Blaine Gabbert, which improved San Francisco's record to 4-8. Photo by Michael Zagaris.
Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray had a workman-like day on Sunday versus Kansas City and gained 86 yards on 20 carries. Above, Murray pushes the ball into the end zone for a touchdown. Unfortunately the Raiders would fall short, losing to the Chiefs, 34-20, at O.co Coliseum. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.
Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith brought his A game to O.co Coliseum on Sunday as the Chiefs handed the Oakland Raiders a 34-20 defeat. Smith played a major role in the victory, running for a 19-yard scamper, throwing for two touchdowns and scoring another himself. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.
He raced across America! Since 2008 the famed Race Across America bicycle race has finished in Annapolis, Md. at City Dock. Shown here at the finish line is Dave Haase, the second place solo male racer and top American in the 2015 race. Haase completed the 3,000 mile race from Oceanside, Calif. to Annapolis in 8 days, 20 hours and 6 minutes. Haase hopes to get below 8 days in the 2016 event which starts on June 16. Expect to see him at City Dock on June 23 or 24! For information, visit raceacrossamerica.org.
Photo: Vic Armijo / RAAM Media.
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A Very Special Win
Two years ago, the prospect of seeing Cal boast of a winning football record while I was a student appeared dim. Up until the end of the third quarter on Saturday night, that still held true. We were 3.5-point favorites for our season finale against Arizona State University but for most of the game, it seemed like ASU would emerge victorious.
Each team had a lot riding on the game, with bowl game prospects and a winning record on the horizon. With Cal down by 21 points early on, a friend and I looked to the field and commiserated about the seemingly impending defeat.
And then something changed. Cal picked up momentum and suddenly we were ahead. It was a precarious lead and my friends and I refrained from making any assumptions about victory until triumph was absolutely guaranteed. It turns out that moment did not come until, in true Cal football fashion, the clock expired.
For me this game held special importance as it was the final game to watch in my undergraduate career. So many thoughts and feelings rushed through me as I prepared for the game; I felt differently than I did the blustery 2012 morning when I hiked up to California Memorial Stadium for my first game, yet this didn't feel quite like the final one. I collected all my Cal gear, donned many warm layers, and trekked up to the stadium and it all was so surreal.
My goal for this final game was to soak up as much spirit as possible and create as many happy memories as I could. I welcomed in the team as they entered the stadium and participated in the pregame parade back up to the stadium. I got to partake in the flag run-out to start the game; I hoisted the flag as I ran amidst the Cal Band and senior football players on the field, with thousands of fans in the stands, in a thrilling moment of indescribable pride. I also waved the Cal flag during the second quarter when we scored our first touchdown and I helped to guard the giant California banner that waves brilliantly atop the student section.
As the clock wound down and it looked like we might just win, my friends and I clenched each other's hands and impatiently waited. Matt Anderson had four seconds to kick a field goal and change the season's narrative and the entire stadium had grown eerily silent. My thought in that moment of limbo was simply, "Please, please make it."
He did. And as he did, a torrent of emotion and joy overwhelmed me. The season did not end in heartbreak as so many before had. We wouldn't settle at 6-6; we got to be 7-5, the first winning season my peers and I got to see. In typical Cal football fashion, this game came down to the literal end and this time the Bears delivered. To be honest, I wouldn't have had this final game end any other way.
My friends and I exited the stadium by walking onto the field once the stadium emptied out. We looked up at the scoreboard proclaiming our glorious victory, gazed at the gold benches gleaming back at us under the lights, and kept shuffling our feet towards the North Tunnel exit. In that moment, I tried to bundle everything together into one final football memory; the majestic swells of blue and gold that come together each season around a common passion; the tradition and history that we get to relive and remake each autumn game day; the tears, the triumphs and the thrills. I want to take it all with me, for the rest of my life.
Alyssa Block is a fourth-year student at Cal and has been an avid Cal fan since she arrived on campus. Interestingly enough, some family members are Stanford fans, leading to spirited exchanges. Despite a busy schedule, Alyssa is also in charge of Instagram for the Ultimate Sports Guide. Visit us at @ultimatesportsg.
Kathleen Sandelin, aka Skull Lady
My name is Kathy Sandelin, aka Skull Lady. I have been a Raiders fan all my life. I grew up in a small California town of approximately 400 people. We had four groups of families that were Raiders fans in this small town and every Sunday we would go to a different family's house to watch the Raiders game together.
One special memory happened at the Cooper's house. The Raiders were losing to the San Diego Chargers in the final minutes and everyone went into the kitchen to get food and drinks because they thought the game was over. I remained sitting on the ground in front of the television, still watching the game, and saw them hike the ball to Ken Stabler.
As Kenny was getting sacked, he fumbled the ball forward where Pete Banaszak grabbed it, fumbled it again, and Dave Casper fell on it in the end zone and the Raiders won the game. I remember calling for my dad and asking, "Does that count?! Does that count?!"
Everyone ran back in the living room and screamed when the referees called the touchdown good. This play was later named the Holy Roller and is still my favorite play to this day. Because of that play, my dad and I will never leave the game until the clock ticks down to zero.
I have been Skull Lady and a Raiders season ticket holder since 2000. It all started when I went to a Raiders versus Rams preseason game in 1995 for my honeymoon. My husband and I snuck down to the lower section of seats where we ran into the super fan, Violator.
My husband grabbed him as he was walking up the stairs, told him that we were on our honeymoon and asked him if he would take a picture with me. The Violator asked him, "How did you get her to let you come to a Raiders game on your honeymoon?"
My husband told him, "It was her idea!"
The Violator got the biggest kick out of that and took a picture with me. Later my sister and I scored tickets to the Raiders versus Dolphins playoff game in 2000 and decided we were going to go to the Halloween store and buy face paint to paint up like the Violator.
As we walked in the store, my niece Taylor, who was four years old, pointed to this costumed mannequin and said, "Aunt Kathy, you need to wear that to the Raiders game."
My sister convinced me into buying the costume by promising me she would make me a custom-made Otis Sistrunk (my favorite player) jersey to wear with it. We went home, put the costume and face paint on and left for Oakland. As I was walking into the stadium, the first super fan I saw was the Violator. We then ran into Spike, who named me Skull Lady.
From that point on I have been dressing up as Skull Lady. I have only missed one Raiders home game since I bought my season tickets in 2000. Over the years I have had so many great experiences being Skull Lady. I have traveled to many stadiums: Tennessee, Houston, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Cleveland, San Diego, San Francisco, New York, Miami, New Orleans, Seattle, Chicago, Baltimore, Arizona, Denver, Kansas City, and even England.
I love going to the away games and meeting Raiders fans from all over the world. I have met so many people that have touched my life. They have put me in magazines like Sports Illustrated, People, and Lowrider. My picture was in the book with the Raiders players the year we went to the American Football Conference playoffs with the Tennessee Titans. They have put me in several commercials and they even put my picture in the Hall of Fame. (That was an honor.)
One of my favorite memories was when my mom painted her face, along with my sister, sister-in-law, niece Nicole (aka Skull Baby), and a friend. Everyone loved that three generations of female Raiders fans went to the game.
Our seats are in front of the Raiderettes. Over the years I've had the pleasure of meeting a lot of these girls. During a game in Oakland, my favorite Raiderette, Adrianne, aka Mama, told me not to leave after the game and that she had something for me. After the game was over, she walked up to me and started crying. She said that this was her last year of cheering and that she was retiring and wanted me to have these; she handed me her pom-poms. I was so excited that I left the stadium cheering with those pom-poms all the way into the parking lot. Everyone must have thought I was crazy because the Raiders had just lost the game.
As Skull Lady, I have been involved in charity work, from golf tournament to 5k runs, to helping disabled veterans to fighting cancer. My favorite charity is the Children's Tumor Foundation. This one hits close to home because my niece, Dakota, was born with a tumor on her brain and diagnosed with neurofibromatosis (NF) when she was a baby. Our family is very involved with this charity to help find a cure.
I go to every Raiders game with my brother and my dad and we begin our tailgate five hours before game time. My favorite thing to do at tailgates is to paint up the little kids in the parking lot. I have had parents bring their kids (now teenagers) and show me pictures of my painting their faces at their first Raiders game.
I had one experience where a lady walked up to me and showed me a picture of me sitting on the lap of an older gentleman in a wheel chair. I told her I remember taking that picture on his birthday. She told me that he had passed away and one of his last favorite memories was meeting Skull Lady at a Raiders game. They had that picture on the board at his funeral. I never realized that dressing up at a Raiders game would ever lead to so many positive experiences and touch so many peoples' lives in such a positive way.
My goal as a Raiders fan is to make every fan enjoy the Raiders experience, from the tailgate to the actual game. We are the most loyal fans in the world and I love my Raiders family.
Kathleen Sandelin, aka Skull Lady, is among a number of Oakland Raiders fans who add excitement and delight to attending Raiders games. Photos by Ed Jay.
Super Fan Chase, Feb. 3-6
The Super Fan Chase will take place in the San Francisco Bay Area on Feb. 3-6, the week before Super Bowl 50. It will involve up to 50 businesses providing sports-themed entertainment for contestants who will receive a passport that each business stamps before contestants move to the next destination. The first team delivering the most stamps within the allotted time wins a VIP viewing experience to the Big Game.
Participating businesses include the Taplands Taproom, Bottle Shop & Neighborhood Brewery of Santa Clara, Adobe Road Winery of Sonoma, Visionary Moments of Santa Clara, Russell City Sports Bar & Grill in Hayward, 7D Experience of PIER 39 in San Francisco, WimZr (at your app store), SF Drone School of San Francisco, Sports Basement, and DJI flying and camera stabilization systems. For fan and/or sponsorship details, visit www.SuperFanChase.com, www.Facebook.com/SuperFanChase, Twitter @SuperFanChase or info@SuperFanChase.com.
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Ed's Mudville Grill
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Franks Saloon & Sports
George & Walt's
Grand Oaks Sports
Go Sports Bar
Harry Hartman Insurance Services
Half Moon Bay Brewing
Half Moon Bay RV Park
Jillians San Francisco
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Mad Dog in the Fog
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Nickies Bar & Grill
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One Double Oh Seven
Pacific Coast Brewing
Pasta Pelican Waterfront Restaurant
Pete's 881 Card Room *
Players Sports Pub &
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Rancho Sports Bar
Ricky's Sports Theatre &
Rinetti & Co.
Russell Doi, Reverse
Ruth Stroup Insurance
San Mateo Jockey Club
Siegel & Yee
Sports Edition Bar
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Tierney's Sports Bar
What do all these illustrious names have in common?
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Tom Stern, Shelia Young
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Odds to win Super Bowl 50
Carolina Panthers 5/1
New England Patriots 5/1
Arizona Cardinals 6/1
Denver Broncos 8/1
Cincinnati Bengals 9/1
Green Bay Packers 9/1
Seattle Seahawks 9/1
Pittsburgh Steelers 12/1
Kansas City Chiefs 35/1
Indianapolis Colts 40/1
Minnesota Vikings 40/1
New York Giants 45/1
New York Jets 65/1
Washington Redskins 65/1
Philadelphia Eagles 85/1
Dallas Cowboys 100/1
Houston Texans 100/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 100/1
Atlanta Falcons 150/1
Buffalo Bills 175/1
Chicago Bears 300/1
Miami Dolphins 300/1
Jacksonville Jaguars 1250/1
Oakland Raiders 1250/1
New Orleans Saints 1500/1
Detroit Lions 3000/1
San Francisco 49ers 3000/1
St Louis Rams 3000/1
Date Opponent Time TV
Mon., Sep. 14 Minnesota 7:20 p.m. ESPN
Sun., Sep. 20 @ Pittsburgh 10:00 a.m. FOX
Sun., Sep. 27 @ Arizona 1:05 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 4 Green Bay 1:25 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 11 @ NY Giants 5:30 p.m. NBC
Sun., Oct. 18 Baltimore 1:25 p.m. CBS
Thu., Oct. 22 Seattle 5:25 p.m. CBS/NFLN
Sun., Nov. 1 @ St. Louis 10:00 a.m. FOX
Sun., Nov. 8 Atlanta 1:05 p.m. FOX
Sun., Nov. 15 BYE
Sun., Nov. 22 @ Seattle 1:25 p.m. FOX
Sun., Nov. 29 Arizona 1:05 p.m. FOX
Sun., Dec. 6 @ Chicago 10:00 a.m. FOX
Sun., Dec. 13 @ Cleveland 10:00 a.m. FOX
Sun., Dec. 20 Cincinnati 5:30 p.m. NBC
Sun., Dec. 27 @ Detroit 10:00 a.m. FOX
Sun., Jan. 3 St. Louis 1:25 p.m. FOX
Date Opponent Time TV
Sun., Sep. 13 Cincinnati 1:25 p.m. CBS
Sun., Sep. 20 Baltimore 1:05 p.m. CBS
Sun., Sep. 27 @ Cleveland 10:00 a.m. CBS
Sun., Oct. 4 @ Chicago 10:00 a.m. CBS
Sun., Oct. 11 Denver 1:25 p.m. CBS
Sun., Oct. 18 BYE
Sun., Oct. 25 @ San Diego 1:05 p.m. CBS
Sun., Nov. 1 NY Jets 1:05 p.m. CBS
Sun. Nov. 8 @ Pittsburgh 10:00 a.m. CBS
Sun., Nov. 15 Minnesota 1:05 p.m. FOX
Sun., Nov. 22 @ Detroit 10:00 a.m. CBS
Sun., Nov. 29 @ Tennessee 10:00 a.m. CBS
Sun., Dec. 6 Kansas City 1:05 p.m. CBS
Sun., Dec. 13 @ Denver 1:05 p.m. CBS
Sun., Dec. 20 Green Bay 1:05 p.m. FOX
Thu., Dec. 24 San Diego 5:25 p.m. NFLN
Sun., Jan. 3 @ Kansas City 10:00 a.m. CBS
For Your Viewing Pleasure, Part II
Recent Facebook Albums
Warriors Dance Team Calendar Release Party. Nov. 30, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
San Jose Barracuda 2 v. Texas Stars 3. Nov. 29, 2015. Photos by Darren Yamashita
Cal Bears 48 vs. Arizona State 46. Nov. 28, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers
Nitro Turkey Run, Brazen Racing. Nov. 26, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.
Oakland Raiders offensive lineman donate turkeys. Nov. 23, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
Cal Bears 22 v. Stanford Cardinal 35, The Big Game. Nov. 21. Photos by Kenny Karst
Oakland Raiders 14 vs. Minnesota Vikings 30. Nov. 15, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
Stanford Cardinal 36 v. Oregon Ducks 38. Nov. 14, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
Cal Bears 54 v. Oregon State Beavers 24. Nov. 14, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.
Arise FC. Nov. 14, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.
Santa Cruz Warriors 104 v. Bakersfield Jam 87. Nov. 13, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong.
San Francisco 49ers 17 v. Atlanta Falcons 16. Nov. 8, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong.
San Jose Barracuda 2 v. Bakersfield Condors 6. Nov. 8, 2015. Photos by Darren Yamashita.
Stanford Cardinal 42 v. Colorado Buffaloes 10. Nov. 7, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
Cal Rugby Championship. Nov. 7-8, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.
Oakland Raiders 34 vs. New York Jets 20. Nov. 1. Photos by Ed Jay.
Cal Bears 21 v. USC Trojans 27. October 31, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.
NFL Town Hall Meeting. October 29, 2015. Photos by Larry Rosa
San Jose Sharks 1 vs. Nashville Predators 2. October 28, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong.
Let's Go 510 Race. Oct. 25, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.
San Francisco 49ers 3 vs. Seattle Seahawks 20. October 22, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
Grand National Rodeo. Oct. 24, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.
Stanford Cardinal 56 v. UCLA Bruins 35. October 15, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
Oakland Raiders 10 v. Denver Broncos 16. Oct. 11, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
Stanford Cardinal 55 v. Arizona Wildcats 17. Oct. 3, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
San Francisco Giants 3 v. Colorado Rockies 2. Oct. 3, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.
Cal Bears 34 v. Washington State Cougars 28. Oct. 3, 2015. Photo by Ron Sellers.
San Francisco Giants 2 v. Los Angeles Dodgers 3. Oct. 1, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
Stanford Cardinal 42 v. Oregon State Beavers. Sept. 25, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
Oakland Raiders 37 v. Baltimore Ravens 33. Sept. 20, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
Stanford Cardinal 41 v. USC 31. Sept. 19, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
Rolex Big Boat Series. Sept. 19, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
Oakland Raiders 13 v. Cincinnati Bengals 33. Sept. 13, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.
Cal Bears 35 v. San Diego Aztecs 7. Sept. 12, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.
Stanford Cardinal 31, UCF Knights 7. Sept. 12, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
J.P. Morgan Races. Sept. 9, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee
Snoop Dogg Football League. Sept. 8, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.
Cal Bears 73 v. Grambling State Tigers 14. Sept. 5, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.
Brazen Racing, San Jose. Sept. 5, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.
San Francisco 49ers 14 v. San Diego Charger 12. Sept. 3, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
Oakland Raiders 23 v. Arizona Cardinals 30. Aug. 30, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
San Francisco Giants 0 v. St. Louis Cardinals 6. Aug. 29, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
San Francisco Giants 5 v. Chicago Cubs 8. Aug. 25, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
San Francisco 49ers v. Dallas Cowboys. Aug. 23, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
Giant Race (San Francisco Giants). Aug. 23, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.
San Francisco Giants 5 v. Washington Nationals 0. Aug. 16, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
San Francisco Giants 3 v. Washington Nationals 1. Aug. 13, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
Bank of the West Classic. Aug. 13, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
San Francisco 49ers scrimmage. Aug. 9, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong.
San Jose Spiders defeat Madison Radicals for AUDL championship. Aug, 8-9, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.
San Jose Spiders win AUDL championship. Aug. 8-9, 2015. Photos by Darren Yamashita.
Bay Area College Football Media Day. Aug., 3, 2015. Photos by Ann Cooke.
Bank of the West Classic, Stanford. Aug. 2, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
Oakland Raiders Training Camp, Napa. Aug. 1, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
San Francisco 49ers Cheerleaders -- Christmas in July, July 31, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
Giants versus the A's, AT&T Park. Giants win, 4-3. July 26, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.
Giants versus the A's, AT&T Park. Giants win, 2-1. July 25, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.
FCB Studio App Launch -- FC Barcelona and Tawasol Studio at Levi's Stadium, July 24, 2015. Photos by Yvette Gasca.
Girls Inc. at Oakland Raiders headquarters. July 22, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.
San Francisco FlameThrowers vs. San Jose Spiders. SF wins 32-18. Photos by Darren Yamashita.
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Sports bars we recommend visiting or living in
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Abbey Tavern, 4100 Geary Street
The Blue Light, 1979 Union Street
Bus Stop, 1901 Union Street
The Chieftain, 198 5th Street
Danny Coyle's, 668 Haight Street
Dave's, 29 Third Street @ Kearny
Final Final, 2990 Baker @ Lombard
The Holding Company, #2 Embarcadro Center
Il Pirata, 2007 16th Street
Jake's Steaks, 3301 Buchanan Street
Jullian's, 101 4th Street
The Kezar Pub, 770 Stanyan Street
Mad Dog in the Fog, 530 Haight Street
Mucky Duck, 1315 9th Avenue
Nickie's Bar, 466 Haight Street
Players Sports Grill, Pier 39, Buildings L & M
Polo Grounds, 747 3rd Street
Brennan's Restaurant, 4th & University, Berkeley
Churchward Pub, 1515 Park Street, Alameda
City Beach, 4020 Technology Place, Fremont
Crogan's Montclair, 6101 La Salle Avenue, Oakland
Cue & Brew, 1029 Arnold Drive, #6, Martinez
Dan's Irish Sports Bar, 1524 Civic Street, Walnut Creek
Diamonds Sports Bar & Grill, 77 Hegenberger, Oakland
Ed's Mudville Grill, 6200 Center Street, Clayton
The Englander, 101 Parrott Street, San Leandro
Evie's, 7138 Village Parkway, Dublin
Francesco's Restaurant, 8520 Pardee Drive, Oakland
Frank's Saloon, 2014 Marina Blvd., San Leandro
Funky Monkey, 22554 Main Street, Hayward
George & Walt's, 5445 College Avenue, Oakland
Grand Oaks Restaurant, 3701 Grand Avenue, Oakland
Go Sports Bar, 736 Washington Street, Oakland
Ivy Room, 860 San Pablo Avenue, Albany
Kingfish, 5227 Claremont, Oakland
Linguini's Pizza & Brew, 1508 Park Street, Alameda
Livermore Casino Sports Bar, 3571 First Street, Livermore
McCovey's Restaurant, 1444 N. California, Walnut Creek
Mr. Lucky's Bar & Grill, 1527 Locust Street. Walnut Creek
Oakland Moose Club, 690 Hegenberger Road
Oaks Corner, 4099 San Pablo, Emeryville
Otaez Mexican Restaurant, 1619 Webster Street, Alameda
Pacific Coast Brewing Co., 906 Washington Street, Oakland
Pasta Pelican, 2455 Mariner Square Drive, Alameda
Pete's Place, 610A San Pablo Avenue, Pinole
Rancho Sports Bar, 3912 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante
Ricky's Sports Grill, 15028 Hesperian Blvd., San Leandro
Sports Edition Bar, Hilton Oakland Airport, Oakland
Stadium Pub, 1420 Lincoln Avenue, Walnut Creek
Tierney's Sports Bar, 540 San Pablo Avenue, Albany
WPLJ's Dance Club, 2112 North Main Street, Walnut Creek
7 Mile House, 2800 Bayshore Blvd.
The American Bull Bar & Grill, 1819 El Camino Real
Knuckles Historical Sports Bar, Hyatt Regency, Burlingame
Capers Eat & Drink, 1710 West Campbell
Players Sports Pub, 4060 Sunrise Blvd.
Half Moon Bay
Cameron's Restaurant Pub & Inn, 1410 South Cabrillo Hwy
Half Moon Bay Brewing Co., 390 Capistrano Road
The Club House Bistro, 1221 Chess Drive
Sundance The Steakhouse, 1921 El Camino Real
Up & Under, 2 West Richmond Avenue
Bay 101 Casino, 1801 Bering Drive
Britannia Arms, 5027 Almaden Expressway
Britannia Arms, 173 West Santa Clara
Britannia Arms, 1087 De Anza Blvd.
Pete's 881, 721 Lincoln Avenue
City Beach, 2911 Mead Avenue
One Double Oh Seven Club, 1007 Soquel Avenue
Stars Recreation Center, 155 Browns Valley Parkway
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